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Zane Grey's Rim Country years

Back When

Chapter 3 – The Lodge During Zane Grey’s first several hunting seasons in Arizona he stayed with the Anderson Lee Haught family in their cabin near Tonto Creek.

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Zane Grey’s Rim Country years

Chapter 2 – Arrival in Rim Country

The Zane Grey legacy in Arizona’s Rim Country began in the fall of 1918 when he brought his 9-year-old son Romer and a hunting party into Payson

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Creek says farewell to a grand lady

Christopher Creek summer resident, Martha Bethancourt, left this world on News Year’s Eve. She passed away while laughing and enjoying dinner with friends. We are told she was “still going like a locomotive until the end.”

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Hearts and flowers close on heels of Christmas decorations

The holiday season is over ... what a letdown. Everything looks bare after all the decorations that adorned streets, offices and homes.

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A true example of great sportsmanship

Rattlin' the Rim

Earlier this week I penned a remembrance of former Payson High School football and baseball coach Terry Nodlinski who died Jan. 1 in Scottsdale following a battle with cancer.

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How I became an ‘artist’

Like most people, I suppose, I’ve always enjoyed looking at a good painting.

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A white Christmas in Rim Country is a beautiful sight

We had a white Christmas! Tonto Village looked like a picture postcard. The ponderosa pine trees were all dressed up in their winter whites and the cabins could have been featured on a greeting card.

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Dick Wick Hall in Rim Country

Dick Wick Hall returned to the Rim Country in the 1920s and visited the Ellison family at their ranch.

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Credit for Kids critical for school activities

Rattlin' the Rim

Hello readers! Wishing you a happy New Year with the hope you will have many blessings in the year to come.

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Purpose of Advent is to await the coming of Christ

Firm Foundations

The last Sunday of November marked the date when the world joined in the focus and observation of Advent.

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New Year’s Eves past

As of tomorrow I’ll have been around for 84 New Year’s Eves. I’m just guessing, but I suppose a person with an average memory might perhaps remember — oh-h-h-h — 10 percent of his New Year’s Eves?

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What was your best Christmas ever?

With yet another Christmas rolling around — and there have been a LOT of them for me — I got idly wondering which Christmas had been my best.

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Beautiful things from Mother Nature make life easier

The Village

Did you happen to see the beautiful sunrise on Tuesday morning? It was truly a glorious sight to behold. Mother Nature gives us the most wonderful sights that makes us go “ooohhhh” and “aaaahhh.”

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Rim holidays – Christmas, Part Four

Back When

At last the day arrived when town folk along with others from surrounding ranches came together for the Community Christmas Tree Celebration

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School ready for a fresh start with full board

Rattlin' the Rim

Merry Christmas readers! May this Christmas mark the beginning of a wonderful year for all.

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